USA Fit Miami Celebrates 10 Years of Turning Couch Potatoes Into Marathoners

Marathon training group program USA Fit Miami has changed the lives of hundreds of beginning to advanced marathon and half marathon runners and walkers through their innovative program. Focused on bringing a highly effective program through a social, fun and non-intimidating environment, USA Fit Miami is ready to graduate another set of aspiring Miami-area long distance athletes starting Aug. 15.

Miami Lakes, FL, August 12, 2015 --( With the winter marathon and half marathon season just around the corner, USA Fit Miami invites runners and walkers of all levels in the Miami Lakes and surrounding areas to lace up their running shoes and join them for their tenth training season starting this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Miami Lakes Park West. Aspiring and experienced long distance athletes alike can learn more about USA Fit, meet their coaches and fellow members and start their first day of training. The Miami Marathon will be on hand to provide helpful tips and to collect registrations for their Jan. 24 event while Smoothie King will reward members, post-run, with cold and delicious smoothies. Online registration and other available Saturdays to begin training are available now through Sept. 19 at

“There is nothing like that feeling of accomplishment and pride when you finish a marathon or half marathon for the first or even twentieth time,” said Organizer Katrina Knight-Vera, who, along with her husband Eddy, started USA Fit Miami in 2005, after training for and completing their first marathon in just five months. “We are excited to have been able to bring that joy to our members over the years and strive to give them a structured but fun, social and non-intimidating training environment so they can meet their specific race and fitness goals together but at their individual paces.”

Members meet each Saturday over the course of 23 weeks to train in their ability-based groups under the tutelage and encouragement of USA Fit’s team of certified coaches. During the week, they follow a carefully devised training schedule, enjoy informational seminars on fitness- and health-related topics and enjoy occasional social events to continue the camaraderie off the pavement.

This year's target races, which are not required but highly encouraged by USA Fit, include the Walt Disney World Marathon & Half Marathon on Jan. 9 and the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon, which will celebrate its own milestone of 15 years.

“No matter how much you’ve run, walked or haven’t, we have a group for you to train with,” said Knight-Vera. “The only thing we ask our members to show up with is a goal and the passion to meet it. We take care of the rest!”

Registration is $125 for new members and $95 for returning members from any previous season. More information and online registration is available at

About USA Fit Miami

USA Fit Miami is a part of USA Fit, a family of marathon and half marathon group training programs based in Houston, Texas. Since 1989, thousands of runners and walkers across the country have become fitter, happier and mentally stronger through USA Fit’s non-intimidating, safe and highly effective programs. For more information about USA Fit Miami, visit For more information about USA Fit, visit
Renae Virata